Our little Leo the Lion has come of age.
(Here he is last summer when he just appeared on the farm...
cute, huh? Of course we kept him!)
And with maturation comes hormone induced behaviors.
Apparently he has been fighting with "someone"...we aren't sure who.
How did we know?
Well this furry little man has taken to hiding out in the hayloft of the barn for the past
couple of days. When I checked on him, I realized he was limping.
Close inspection revealed a wounded leg.
I had Dr. Becky examine him and she said it was abscessed.
So, yesterday afternoon, Leo went under anesthesia...
Dr. Becky debrided his leg wounds (two bites)...
And removed his testicles!
His surgery went well,
and he gradually woke up...a little "loopy" for a while.
His leg wound will remain open
and he will care for it himself...
keeping it clean.
Looks like someone is going to be spending a little more time in the hayloft.
After that the fighting should be a thing of the past
and we will have our sweet Leo back again.
I've said it before...
testosterone is the root of all evil!
(Just kidding, Hubbs!)
PS: we have been getting some much needed rain here on the farm these past 3 days.
The newly planted grass is happy.
The horses are not.